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Resources for Biology Students



  • Graduation - important information from the Registrar regarding deadlines, paperwork, diploma, etc.
  • Undergraduate Biology Graduation Recognition Ceremony - held at the end of every spring semester, typically the Sat. immediately before Commencement Sunday; RSVP Online requests will be sent via e-mail. In 2021 the ceremony was virtual.
  • Commencement - the university-wide graduation ceremony; "walking down the hill;" 

Careers in Biology and Graduate/Professional School Information

  • KU University Career Center: Biological Sciences - career information for biological sciences, including links to various professional societies and resources for searching for and applying for jobs in biology.  Be sure to think about your online professional image.
  • Career Planning by Nature Education Scitable - extensive information to help you explore career options, including interviews with professionals in various fields
  • GradSchoolTips.com - web site with general information about graduate (e.g., master's/Ph.D.) and professional (e.g., medical/dental/etc. school) schools
  • MonsterCollege - web site to help recent college grads find jobs/internships, learn job-search skills, and network with peers
  • Science Careers by the journal Science - web site to help you search for jobs in science
  • Premedical Advising - must-read web sites for premedical/predental/preoptometry/preveterinary students; created by KU's premedical advisor, Paul Crosby

Employment in Biology at KU

If you would like to work at KU, you must apply online via the KU jobs web site. Any student employment opportunities in Biology (in faculty labs, teaching labs, and for undergraduate teaching assistants) also will be listed on the KU jobs site.

Science Programs Focusing on Underrepresented Populations

  • Office for Diversity in Science Training - This office administers five different programs that focus on maximizing student development through science scholarship and research.
  • McNair Scholars Program - This program's mission is to support undergraduate students in their quest to attend graduate school and obtain a doctoral degree.  The program serves students that are either 1) from underrepresented minority groups or 2) are first generation college students AND come from low-income backgrounds.

Biology Extracurricular Activities

Biology Departments & Related Units


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